Zia Maria’s Recipes

As the Chief Creative Officer of Altomonte’s, I’m constantly asking myself, “What makes Altomonte’s so special?” Is it the love my parents put into creating this wonderful business? Is it the quality of the delicious ingredients we source from the Old Country? Is it the passion my family, staff and I put into serving our customers every day? It’s actually all of these things, and more! Please enjoy the blog posts below. It’s our way of sharing the passion we have for everything we do at Altomonte’s — from our family to yours.

Nella Cucina di Nonna

Nella Cucina di Nonna

Benvenuti nella nostra cucina! Welcome to our kitchen! We miss doing live, in-person classes, your beautiful smiling faces and hugs. So many times I am stopped, in-store, by someone with a food, ingredient or recipe question. Often if goes like this, "My...

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Canariculi- Italian Wine Biscuits in Honey

Canariculi- Italian Wine Biscuits in Honey

I’d like to call these biscotti, only because they are crunchy and crumbly like a biscotto is, however they are not baked twice. They’re not even baked once! They are deep fried and then dunked in boiled honey. We traditionally make these at Christmas time. The method...

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